Saturday, February 1, 2014


We left Florida in June of 2002.   I left behind a teaching position in one of the Ft. Lauderdale schools and I was never so glad to get that year behind me.  Jim left behind a management position at a mom and pop tugboat company that failed to deliver on its promises.   So when we left we were severing ties and happy to do so.     We had a false start as we hit a frontal system a couple days out and bashed into seas doing only 2 or 3 knots.   That's when Jim started checking into Herb's daily net and weather reporting for the Atlantic service.    We turned back to Cape Canaveral and dropped our crew, our daughter Kelly, off at the airport as she had run out of time to go to Bermuda with us.

Old church on Bermuda

Some days, the sailing was just so fine....
and other days it was not.
A beautiful Bermuda beach
Flowers lines the pathways

Sunsets were beautiful

Our very excellent boat dog, Matey

Check out the narrow entrance the cruise ship is coming through into the harbor.
We stayed in Bermuda about a week before heading across the Atlantic for the Azores.  The passage to Bermuda was 6 and l/2 days and the passage from Bermuda to the Azores was 13 days.

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